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Crave Culinaire Promotes Sorenson to Chef de Cuisine

By August 12, 2021 Press Releases

Bonita Springs, Florida, August 12th, 2021– Prominent Southwest Florida caterer, Crave Culinaire, announces that Chef Sam Sorenson has been promoted to Chef de Cuisine this month. The upscale caterer has been inspiring our community through their culinary masterpieces, a top-level staff and breathtaking event designs since 2013. Together with its sister company, Virtual Venue SWFL and trusted event partners, Team Crave has brought back the spirit of celebrations post-pandemic through in-person, virtual and hybrid events.

A member of the Crave team for three years, Sorenson, has continued to wow crowds with his outstanding dishes, having accepted the position of Executive Sous Chef in 2020 and now most recently, the prestigious title of Chef de Cuisine. With a strong background of culinary knowledge, combined with the guidance of Iron Chef and Top Chef Alums, Sorenson has perfected his skills, and has worked in various kitchens in New York, including Buddakan, Ai Fiori, Terroir Tribeca and others prior to making his way to Southwest Florida. In his new role with Crave Culinaire, Sorenson will continue to lead the culinary team to success through event creativity and innovation, while providing on-site training and leadership. He is passionate about fermentation brewing, as well a visual arts, and when he’s not in the kitchen, he enjoys thrifting with his wife and exploring our local wildlife.

Crave Culinaire ( continues to set the bar higher and higher with each outstanding event that their team is a part of, and through exquisitely presented food, paired with high-end service, guests can expect an experience to exceed expectations. Owners, Chef Brian and Nicole Roland, speak about Sorenson’s impact on the team and the energy he brings to every single dish.

Sam [Sorenson] continues to deliver unbelievable cuisine, unparalleled presentation and an exceptional experience to every guest. In his three years with Crave, we have seen tremendous talent exploding out of every dish he designs. We are so very excited to see him glide into this new role with professionalism, finesse and a true mission to inspire through food and art,” they say.

Sorenson is also looking forward to this new chapter with the Crave team.

I love what I do, and it is important for me to remain a student, continuing to learn, continuing to perfect my skills. I am beyond excited to step into this new role and continue to advance my career,” he says.

About Crave Culinaire

Crave Culinaire is a luxury catering company driven by the pursuit of excellence, immaculate presentation, and breaking boundaries to create the ultimate dining experience by igniting their passion for food in others. Founded by Chef Brian Roland and co-owned by Nicole Roland, their philosophy is simple: Give guests an experience that will heighten their senses, provoke their emotions, tease their palates, and make them smile. Crave Culinaire specializes in in-home dining, private and public events, cooking classes, customized catering, food and wine pairings, and more. Crave Culinaire works hand in hand with its sister company, Virtual Venue SWFL, to create unforgettable events for charity organizations, businesses, and individuals. Crave Culinaire is part of the Crave Companies family of five-star culinary brands. For more information, visit